LIV Golf players at the US Open: How Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson and other PGA Tour defectors played the major
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Matt Fitzpatrick took the US Open victory on Sunday, but there was another major story brewing throughout the week leading up to his win.
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LIV Golf Series players were eligible to play at the Major Golf Tournament in Brookline, Massachusetts, which meant Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson and others were on the Country Club course.
The LIV golfers didn’t fare too well though. Although PGA Tour defectors aren’t far from playing on the PGA Tour and related events, for some it felt like it was their first time on a course. Maybe it was nervous, maybe it was the pressure, or maybe it was just a tough course to play.
Phil Mickelson with a neat 4-putt.
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The Country Club is still a notoriously difficult course, so it’s not like the LIV golfers are outmatched.
That said, this could be the last week the LIV Tour members will play the US Open – that is, if USGA boss Mike Whan reconsiders some qualifying aspects of the 2023 edition.
If this is the end for LIV golfers, then they came out with a flutter, not a flourish. Here’s how they played:
LIV Golf players at the US Open
It was a tough weekend for LIV golfers at the Country Club, with Dustin Johnson being one of the few golfers to make it through all four rounds.
Here’s how LIV Golf Series players played at the 2022 US Open:
|T-56||Bryson De Chambeau||+13|
|To cut||Phil Mickelson||+11|
|To cut||Louis Oosthuizen||+6|
|To cut||Kevin Na||+5|
|To cut||Talor Gooch||+5|
|To cut||Sergio Garcia||+4|
|To cut||Shaun Norris||+8|
|To cut||Sam Horsfield||+6|
|To cut||Branden Grace||+5|
|To cut||jediah morgan||+16|
|To cut||James Piot||+4|
Who won the US Open in 2022?
Matt Fitzpatrick earned his first major win by winning the 2022 US Open at Brookline.
Fitzpatrick has a history with the course; he won the 2013 Amateur Championship at the Country Club, becoming the first Englishman to win the tournament.
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Ranking US Open 2022
Here’s how the top 10 stood out at the Country Club:
|Rank||Player (country)||Score (hole)|
|1.||Matt Fitzpatrick (ENG)||-6 (F)|
|T-2.||Scottie Scheffler (USA)||-5 (F)|
|T-2.||Will Zalatoris (USA)||-5 (F)|
|4.||Hideki Matsuyama (JPN)||-3 (F)|
|T-5.||Collin Morikawa (USA)||-2 F)|
|T-5.||Rory McIlroy (NIR)||-2 F)|
|T-7.||Denny McCarthy (USA)||-1 (F)|
|T-7.||Adam Hadwin (CAN)||-1 (F)|
|T-7.||Keegan Bradley (USA)||-1 (F)|
|T-10.||Gary Woodland (USA)||E (W)|
|T-10.||Joel Dahmen (USA)||E (F)|
Click here for the full US Open 2022 standings